My children bought guitar hero yesterday. Although I did not have time to sit and observe it thoroughly, my first thought was how in the world does this game (if at all) teach anything about musical techniques on guitar? From what I gather in the brief time (no, I wasn't in my briefs at the time) *sick* you follow a band on screen playing this plastic guitar wired to the console by pushing (fingering) four or five colored buttons? Wait, I have to check this thing out better tonight in order to really make an educated comment. So, anyone here who has experienced "guitar hero" game/software/whatever, please enlighten me. However, as a once and now defunct music educator, I can't imagine this teaching anyone how to really play guitar!
What hit me most was when my three children asked if they can have "real" guitars because they now can play higher levels on the game. What ever does that mean? I'm sooooo confused!